Peter Brown Family History

John Grove (1588) & Mary Knight

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General History

John Grove & Mary Knight were one of my 11th generation ancestors.

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John Grove was baptised on 1st September 1588 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married Mary Knight on 10th May 1611 in Cowden, Kent. John was possibly buried on 2nd February 1659 in East Grinstead, Sussex. and Mry was probably buried there on 25th November 1665 ('widow').

Mary Knight's birth details are not known.

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John & Mary had nine known children (all parents shown as John & Mary):

Mary John William Edward John Oliver Ann Robert Mary
  1. Mary Grove was baptised on 2nd May 1613 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  2. John Grove was baptised on 2nd February 1615 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was possibly buried on 18th June 1623  in East Grinstead, Sussex .
  3. William Grove was baptised on 3rd November 1616 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  4. Edward Grove was baptised on 27th June 1619 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He possibly married Bridgett and had five known children. Bridget was buried on 18th April 1665 in East Grinstead, Sussex ('Bridgett, wife of Edward'). Edward was possibly buried on 23rd December 1704 ('An old man, poor') in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    1. Elizabeth Grove was baptised on 17th November 1645 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    2. John Grove was baptised on 25th March 1648 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    3. Bridget Grove was baptised on 1st September 1651 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    4. Edward Grove was baptised on 8th March 1654 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He probably married Elizabeth Monke (Munke) on 13th August 1679 (Lewes License issued) in East Grinstead, Sussex. Edward & Elizabeth had three children.
      1. Elizabeth Grove was baptised on 23rd October 1681 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
      2. Edward Grove was baptised on 8th December 1683 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He probably married Mary Peirsons on 16th May 1703 in East Grinstead, Sussex. Edward & Mary had four children.
        1. Elizabeth Grove was baptised on 4th April 1704 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
        2. Edward Grove was baptised on 1st January 1706 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
        3. John Grove was baptised on 16th March 1709 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
        4. Philip Grove was baptised on 1st November 1712 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
      3. Anne Grove was baptised on 1st January 1687 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    5. Anne Grove (Ann) was baptised on 9th May 1656 in East Grinstead, Sussex and she was possibly buried there on 30th August 1657 ('a child').
  5. John Grove was baptised on 6th May 1624 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married Jane Wren. Details of John Grove & Jane Wren are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  6. Oliver Grove was baptised on 18th February 1627 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married Elizabeth and they had three known children: He was probably buried on 13th January 1698 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    1. Richard Grove was baptised on 6th March 1651 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He married Elizabeth Snell on 3rd March 1673 in Lingfield, Surrey. Richard & Elizabeth had three known children.
      1. Mary Grove was baptised on 29th September 1674 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
      2. Oliver Grove was buried on 12th November 1676 in East Grinstead, Sussex (son of Richard & Elizabeth).
      3. Elizabeth Grove was baptised on 14th November 1678 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    2. Oliver Grove was baptised on 14th March 1654 in East Grinstead, Sussex. He was probably buried ('A poor man') on 10th September 1727 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
    3. John Grove was baptised on 24th March 1657 in East Grinstead, Sussex and he was buried there on 15th September 1657 (son of Oliver).
    4. Elizabeth Grove was baptised on 23rd October 1659 in East Grinstead, Sussex
  7. Anne Grove (Ann) was baptised on 25th March 1629 in East Grinstead, Sussex.
  8. Robert Grove was baptised on 23rd December 1632 in East Grinstead, Sussex and he was probably buried there on 27th December 1632.
  9. Mary Grove was baptised on 9th February 1634 in East Grinstead, Sussex.

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  1. The main groupings of Grove's for the period 1500-1700 occurs in the parish of East Grinstead. There are also some records in Cowden (Kent) with a few records in the parishes of Lingfield & Limpsfield (Surrey) and Hartfield (Sussex). Some later records (1700+) are found in Horsted Keynes & Withyham (Sussex). There are none in the adjacent parishes of Ardingly, Buxted, Fletching, Maresfield, Rotherfield, West Hoathly & Worth. Records for other adjacent parishes of Edenbridge, Chiddingstone (Kent), Burstow, Godstone, Horne, & Tandridge (Surrey) still need to be checked plus Withyham (sussex) for pre 1700.
  2. If the burials of Mary and John (children 1 & 2) are incorrect then there are two separate families here each with parents John & Mary
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  1. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  2. Sussex Parish Registers – East Grinstead, Hartfield,
  3. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  4. Lewes Will microfilm
  5. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  6. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  7. Kent Parish Registers - Cowden
  8. Surrey Parish Registers - Lingfield
  9. Surrey Marriage Index CD
  10. Surrey Burial Index CD
  11. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see Links-Research Web sites - ref 2